Gwalior, Chambal area development Congress’ highest priority: Scindia

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gwalior
  • Updated: Nov 24, 2014 16:31 IST

Congress MP and former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday said the development of Gwalior and Chambal region is his party’s top priority.

Addressing a meeting ahead of civic body elections, Scindia launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJP, saying the party ruled the local government for years and it must tell the public about its achievements.

Seeking votes for Congress mayoral candidate Darshan Singh and other corporator candidates, Scindia urged voters to uproot “corrupt and inefficient local BJP government”.

Under the BJP-ruled municipal corporation, the city (Gwalior), which was one of the most progressive cities in the state, lagged behind, the Congress leader said, adding that people have been deprived of basic amenities. Infrastructure development and welfare schemes have not been implemented, he said.

Remembering his father late Madhavrao Scindia, the Guna MP said he (his father) had worked tirelessly towards city’s integration with national mainstream. Scindia said he also worked with same passion and energy to produce results that are sustainable and benefit people. “I don’t have the habit of making tall promises or claims like chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan but rather believe in doing result-oriented hard work,” he said.

Scindia said the development of Gwalior and Chambal region is his priority and lot of hard work is being put in to launch schemes like four-lane road project between Gwalior and Dewas (Rs 3,900 crore), urban electrification scheme at an estimated cost of Rs 255 crore, 450-MW power sub-station project near Adupura at Rs 450 crore and expansion of air and rail services.

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